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ZUFELT, John Roy

Published:Dec 06, 2017

Event Date:Dec 01, 2017



ZUFELT, John Roy Died suddenly of a heart attack, December 1, 2017, at his home in Ecuador. He was born to Rev. Verne and Evelyn Zufelt on May 9, 1950 in Peterborough Ontario. He grew up in Omemee, Picton, and Cavan near Peterborough, where he attended Crestwood High School and Sir Sandford Fleming College. John worked at many diverse professions finally retiring from Scotia McLeod in 2000. After he retired, he fulfilled his dream of sailing his boat across the Atlantic Ocean with his friends, "the Cruise Brothers". Over the next years, he lived in many different European cities and then finally settled in Vilcabamba, Loja, Ecuador where he built a home and an extensive and beautiful retreat center called Loma Redonda Wellness Center. It had just opened and can be seen on the internet. There he rekindled his passion for music and discovered a joy in gardening, sharing all with his loving partner Ischelle, those of family who visited and everyone around him. He will be missed dearly by his son Jonathan (Zuzanna), his daughter Vanessa (Len), their mother Veronica Zufelt , his sisters Joan (late Alan) Robertson, Marion (Stuart) Lane, Eileen (late Ross) Hyland, Verna (Earle) Windrem and his many nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and colleagues. He was predeceased by his parents The Rev. Verne and Evelyn Zufelt and his son Christopher Carl.


Category: Obituaries & Death Notices

Newspaper(s): Kawartha Lakes This Week, Peterborough This Week

Location: Peterborough

(2) Guest Book Messages

By Beverly | JULY 07, 2018 02:01 PM
I have only just learned of John's passing. I wish to express my condolences to his family. I truly admired John's enthusiasm and desire to make the world a better place. I will miss him. Life is short, spread love where ever you can.
By Christina | JANUARY 11, 2018 10:36 AM
I was so saddened by the news of John's death, and I will miss him terribly. My sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends, and his Cruise Brothers.
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